When Is Employer Retaliation Illegal?
Nobody should be afraid to exercise their rights in the workplace because of fear of retaliation. Under Texas and federal law, your employer cannot fire you for filing a complaint about sexual harassment or discrimination.
I am San Antonio employment law attorney Dennis L. Richard. While Texas is an at-will employment state, and your employer can fire you for almost any reason, there are times when it is illegal for an employer to fire, demote, transfer or take any other adverse action against you. Here are a few examples:
- When you report sexual harassment
- When you report discrimination
- When you support another’s harassment or discrimination claim
- When you take family or medical leave
- When you file a workers’ compensation claim
Not all activities are protected. Your claim must be in good faith. You can be fired for expressing your opinions on social media or making disparaging comments about your employer. Only an experienced attorney can tell you whether or not you have an actionable claim against your employer.
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If you have experienced wrongful termination or other employer retaliation, seeking legal advice should be your first course of action. Call my office in San Antonio today for a free consultation at 210-503-7735 or fill out my contact form.